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The Best Destinations To Get Some Cheerful Winter Sun

By Sarah

December 30, 2016 at 1:45pm

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Christmas is technically supposed to be a holiday, but somehow we all end up absolutely wrecked come January. From rushing around buying presents to the constant entertaining of guests, December can really take its toll. 

Which is why it makes perfect sense to treat yourself to a lil sun break in the New Year. Sure there's no point waiting around for summer to arrive when you can just hop on a plane and start 2017 off with a nice warm bang. 

There's loads of great deals to be found too, so this cheeky trip away for your dose of Vitamin D doesn't have to break the bank.

Here's our tried and tested, best-of-the-best destinations for some winter sun:

Tenerife

Tenerife ticks all the boxes for a sun holiday: sandy beaches that range from yellow to black, relaxing resorts and a buzzing nightlife. 

The average temperature in January is 19°C, which sounds just perfect to us. 

Love Holidays have some amazing deals from just €650 per person for a seven night stay in a 4 star hotel AND flights. 

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Morocco

Agadir in Morocco boasts a fabulous January temperature of 23°C. 

It has luxurious golf courses, a white sandy beach with a seaside promenade for post-cocktail strolls, and oh yeah, a desert on its doorstep. 

There are deals for every budget on Sunway, with a four star break and flights starting from just €384.

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Malta

This beautiful island in the Mediterranean makes for a super-value winter break. 

There's stunning architecture in the Old Town, cheap and tasty local restaurants and lots of activities for the whole family - from swimming with dolphins to cave exploring. 

Book a budget trip from just €225 each for a seven night stay and flights. 

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Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is probably the liveliest of all the Canary Islands, with resorts and relaxing hotels all across the island. 

Fancy a camel ride in the mountains, or simply feel like chilling by the pool? Well then, Gran Canaria is for you. 

Temperatures rarely fall below the 20's, and we've found this great deal in the seaside town of Amadores for just €582 per person. 

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Bali

Why not go a bit more exotic this January? 

Bali, a yoga-lovers paradise island off Indonesia, is the best place to put those healthy resolutions into place. 

Known for its meditation and yoga retreats, Bali is a balmy 26°C in January. 

You could stay in a spa hotel near the beach, with deals from only €816, which includes 7 nights and flights

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Go ahead and book yourself something nice. 

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